Recently married R&B/hip hop star Usher, born Usher Raymond IV, has listed his 8,022-square-foot house in Alpharetta, Ga. for $1,950,000. We're following up on some nice coverage of this listing that has appeared elsewhere, including in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday, and at the Real Estalker on Thursday.
Built in 1988, the house, which once appeared on MTV's "Cribs," is at 4065 Merriweather Woods in Alpharetta, which is outside Atlanta. Usher, 28, purchased it in late 1998 for $1,200,000 from producer Antonio "L.A." Reid, who is the CEO of Def Jam Records and who ran the label in those early years right out of the house. Features in the five-bedroom house include four and a half baths, an owner's suite on the main level, a terrace with a hair salon, an exercise room, a family room with a custom bar, a billiards room, a recording studio and a three-car garage, according to listing information. The house sits on a 0.87-acre lot in an area of Alpharetta called Country Club of the South, according to public records. The story goes that as a 13-year-old (i.e., in 1991 or 1992), Usher told Reid that the house would one day belong to him. The home is where, Reid told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an article that appeared on July 29, 2005, "we watched TLC experiment in our salon with different hairstyles. Where a 13-year-old Usher came in and said, 'This is going to be my house one day' --- and now it is." Check out listing information for Usher's house, complete with photos. It's as-yet unclear where Usher is moving. When we find out, we'll of course publish it here.